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Growing Your Business

These pages are here to help you develop and sustain your craft business. Whether you are looking for studio space, materials, suppliers or someone to help you produce elements for your work - we have details of organisations to help you. On top of that you will find options for funding, professional development courses and opportunities to help you in growing your business

Useful organisations

We have collated details of organisations and businesses who exist to support makers at all stages of their careers. 


Take a look at these opportunities pages to find details of live calls for exhibiting and selling your work, applying for funding, awards, commissions and training, most suited to makers who are taking their business to the next stage. Or, check our full list on our opportunities pages


We partner with the Crafts Council to offer Scottish makers the opportunity to take part in Injection; their intensive, year-long business development scheme for mid-career and established craft practices. Find out more and details of how to apply for the next intake on the Crafts Coucil website


Find information on regularly occurring residencies in Scotland, and links to live residency opportunities in Scotland and beyond. 


Here we have listed details of upcoming opportunities for funding, as well as annual and regional grants and awards. 

Find Studio Space

Have you outgrown your current studio, looking for something with more resources, or need to get off the kitchen table? Find the organisations who provide studio space for makers, live opportunities for available studios and information about open studio events you can participate in. 

Find materials or suppliers

The brainchild of Fi Scott, Make Works is a fantastic resource for makers to find local manufacturing facilities and suppliers. The Make Works platform allows you to find manufacturers, material suppliers and workshop facilities in your local area.

Continuing Professional Development

Find out how to further your craft business and education with these continuing professional development courses from our partners, including Injection: the Crafts Council's business development scheme for mid-career and established craft practices. 

Think we have missed something? 

Craft Scotland have put together these pages based on organisations we have worked with or resources we have been made aware of through our work with makers. We want these pages to act as a signpost for makers, instead of repeating information our partners have worked hard to collate and provide. If you are a member of an organisation, part of a company, or know of a useful resource that we do not have listed here, please get in touch to let us know about it. 

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